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by Vossy53
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Spa Road
Replies: 51
Views: 7303

Re: Spa Road

My Dad who is now 88 and lived in Keyes Road ( formerly Alfred Street) told me recently that he remembers the pillar box on the corner of Spa Road opposite the Town Hall being blown up by the IRA in their bombing campaign in London just about when the War started in 1939/1940.
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by Vossy53
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Pie & Mash
Topic: The great pie & mash debate
Replies: 15
Views: 6584

Re: The great pie & mash debate

My brother lives in Cornwall now but he orders a big box of Pies and liquor from Manzies every few months. They freeze well so he has a bit of Bermondsey in Cornwall every week. My Dad and I however must be the only Bermondsey boys who DONT LIKE pie and mash. My Dad wont eat a pie unless my Mum make...
by Vossy53
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Buildings & Streets
Topic: Leroy Street
Replies: 13
Views: 2695

Re: Leroy Street

George Horton was my Granddad. He was the porter ay Guinness Buildings from before the War up until the old blocks were demolished. He used to sweep the grounds every day with a great big broom. He called it his yard broom and I always though it was because it was three feet across. My brother and I...
by Vossy53
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Docklands and Waterways
Topic: Tooley Street area Wharfs
Replies: 34
Views: 7599

Re: Tooley Street area Wharfs

and this is my Granddad Charlie Voss working under the Hays Wharf at low tide.
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by Vossy53
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Docklands and Waterways
Topic: Tooley Street area Wharfs
Replies: 34
Views: 7599

Re: Tooley Street area Wharfs

My Dad, Bill Voss was a blacksmith at Hays Wharf in Tooley Street in the 1950s and 60s. He is shown on the left of the photo with all his colleagues from the Blacksmiths shop. You can still see some of his iron work on some of the older buildings in the Tooley Street area.
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